NAR subsidiary RPR cuts staff by 10% to meet budget goals

Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has slashed 10 percent of its staff as part of a restructuring to help meet 2019 budget directives, RPR confirmed Tuesday in a news release.

Zillow bashes Upstream and CAR in public regulator comments

In its own public comments to the DOJ/FTC, Zillow chose to take aim at NAR-backed broker data company Upstream and the largest state Realtor trade group in the country, the California Association of Realtors.

NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSs

The trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Keller Williams, eXp spar over listing data startup Upstream

Real estate leaders sparred over real estate data management company Upstream’s role in the industry’s technology ecosystem at a morning session at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

Upstream launches after long gestation period

Upstream, an online platform for real estate data management, officially announced that it has launched today after a long development period, two years behind its original goal.

Government staffers question Upstream CEO on antitrust ahead of launch

Upstream CEO Alex Lange spoke with staffers from a Senate subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights on Wednesday, ahead of the company’s May 14 product launch and a federal workshop on real estate competition on June 5.

It’s time for NAR to ditch the dues hikes, or face member revolt

The industry’s campaign to raise member dues is a troubling example of its arrogance. Members have complained about the dues increase, but the NAR insiders pounced on the resistors as disloyal and even resorted to name calling

RPR CEO Dale Ross steps down, COO Jeff Young will take over

Dale Ross, the founding CEO of Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, will retire on May 1 and Jeff Young will assume the reins of the controversial organization in his current position as the company’s COO. 

MLS Grid launches first in Chicago, with plans to expand across the U.S.

MLS Grid, a company formed by several multiple listings services (MLSs) that aims to help brokers and brokerages by unifying and further standardizing property information that brokers get from the MLSs, has launched its shared data platform in the Chi…